HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL
St. John 51, Sedgwick 22
LARNED - The Hoisington High School girls' basketball team were able to beat Kiowa County without its starting point guard.
Great Bend High School swimmer Kade Cook continued his strong season with a pair of first-place finishes at the Great Bend Invitational swim meet on Tuesday night.
OSBORNE - The Hoisington High School wrestling team finished in second place at the Osborne tournament on Saturday.
VALLEY CENTER - Great Bend High School's wrestling team opened the 2011-12 season by taking part in the Valley Center Dual Tournament on Saturday.
HAYS - Playing in a seventh-place game of the Hays City Shoot-Out at 10 a.m. on Saturday, the Great Bend High School Lady Panthers led Kearney, Neb., 23-22 at halftime.
MACKSVILLE - Macksville High School girls' head basketball coach Nathaniel Norman said that he expected growing pains early this season.
MACKSVILLE - The Macksville High School boys' basketball team picked up where it left off last season against Ness City on Friday night.
CLAFLIN - The Central Plains High School girls' basketball team jumped ahead by the end of the first quarter.
HAYS - For the second straight day on Saturday afternoon, the Great Bend High School boys' basketball team struggled mustering some offensive firepower.
HAYS - DeSoto High School's 48-36 victory over Great Bend's girls Friday afternoon in a consolation game of the Hays City Shoot-Out at Felten Middle School was closer than the score indicated.
HAYS - When a high school basketball team commits as many turnovers as it scores points, it means big trouble.
SALINA - The Great Bend High School boys' swim team started its season on Thursday at the Salina swim meet.
Both Great Bend Bowling teams concluded their regular season on Thursday as they competed in the WAC Tournament in Garden City. The Lady Panthers dominated the tournament from start to finish. The girls squad captured 17 of the possible 21 points possible as they won the tournament. However, they fell just short of Garden City who was able to hang on to claim the Conference title. This ended the Lady Panthers 4 year run as conference champions. Sophomore Allie Brodrick paced the team as she rolled a 1st place series of 599 which include a high game of 259. Senior ...
LIBERAL - Liberal battled past pesky Great Bend by outscoring the Panthers down the stretch for a 45-40 Western Athletic Conference victory.
ST. JOHN 86,
CENTRAL PLAINS 70, NESS CITY 42
ST. JOHN 80, KIOWA COUNTY 24
BY JIM MISUNAS